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07-10-03, 02:53 PM
24th SEPTEMBER 2003

The Asperger Backup Campaign and The Dorset ADHD Support Group presents:

The Criminal Justice System - supporting ADHD/Asperger Syndrome

Who should attend? Youth Justice, Young Offenders teams, prison governors, police trainers, judges, magistrates, probation officers, social workers, victim support, court welfare officers, criminal lawyers, adult psychiatrists, psychologists, families of vulnerable persons.

Aspergerís Syndrome is often misdiagnosed in childhood as ADHD, both conditions affect social interaction and communication skills and increase vulnerability. A person with Aspergerís Syndrome or ADHD often has a hidden disability, managing well in certain areas whilst having unexpected gaps in ability in other areas. This can manifest in unpredictable ways so that behaviour can be misinterpreted as being deliberately rude, anti-social or lacking in empathy. People with developmental disorders are 7 times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement officers. See website

Wednesday 24 September 2003

Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, The Esplanade,Weymouth

9.00am - 4.30pm

Speakers: Dennis Debbaudt, (Author, Speaker and Trainer)
Angela Nightingale, (Head of the Wing Centre, Lymington, Magistrate)
Ben Charnaud, (Consultant Psychiatrist)

Tickets £7 including lunch and refreshments

Further Information:

Asperger Backup Campaign. 25 Quarry Chase, 30 Poole Road, Bournemouth BH4 9DD.

Tel: 01202 763562